Standing Shoulder to Shoulder
Local Screening of an original performance
by Anna Deavere Smith
Sunday, March 13 2016 3 to 5 PM
Free – please RSVP HERE
Anna Deavere Smith, professor at New York University and founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue. Known by audiences as Nancy McNally on The West Wing and Gloria Akalitus on Nurse Jackie, Smith is said to have created a new form of theater that blends theatrical art, social commentary, and reverie. Her works represent multiple points of view-as many as 52 in one production-and often address issues of race and identity in America. She has received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award, the Gish Prize, two Tony nominations, two Obie Awards, and the National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2013. This presentation was originally to be the final performance of the Trinity conference in January – but was postponed due to the snowstorm that shut the city down. All Listen for a Change participants as well as people who did not attend are invited back to Countryside to watch this together as our first “accountability session” – a time where we can come back together and support one another in the hard work of personal and social transformation.